Stephen Hawkingby Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
Stephen Hawking is one of the most famous scientists in the world as well as a medical miracle. Just after he enrolled in a doctorate program in physics at Oxford University, he learned he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease. Doctors gave him just a few years to live. But Hawking never let his disease keep him down. His brilliant, groundbreaking work on black holes and the Big Bang theory amazed other scientists. He also captured the imagination of the general public with his book, A Brief History of Time, which became a worldwide bestseller. Getting around in a motorized wheelchair and speaking through a computer-directed artificial voice, Hawking has used his success and amazing accomplishments to increase awareness of handicapped people and their needs. And more than forty years after he was told he didn't have long to live, he continues his explorations of the universe and how it began.
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